(1) To hold a qualified endowment an organization must be:
(a) incorporated or otherwise formed under the laws of Montana and exempt from federal income tax under 26 USC 501(c)(3); or
(b) a Montana chartered bank or trust company, as defined in 15-30-2327, MCA, holding an endowment fund on behalf of a Montana or foreign 501(c)(3) organization.
(2) A qualifying gift to an institution meeting the definition in (1)(b) at the time of the gift remains a qualifying gift even if subsequent changes to the institution mean it no longer meets the definition of an entity eligible to hold a qualified endowment. For example, a qualifying gift to a Montana chartered bank remains a qualifying gift even if the bank is subsequently acquired and absorbed by a nationally chartered bank.